tkm/ct 28 C.R.M. 316 of 2020
sl no. 157
In Re : An application for bail under section 439 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure filed on 9.1.2020 in connection with Madhabdihi P.S Case
no. 116 of 2019 dated 4.8.2019 under sections 498A/304B/302/34 of
In Re : Sahila Begum @ Saheli Anr. …….. petitioners
Mr. U S Chattopadhyay
Mr. S Maji
Ms. S Saha
…… for the petitioners
Mr. S G Mukherjee, ld PP
Ms. A Gour
…… for the State
Petitioner no. 1 is in custody for 91 days and petitioner no.
2 is in custody for 159 days and it is submitted on behalf of the
petitioners that the victim suffered from mental imbalance and
committed suicide. Investigation is complete.
Learned lawyer for the State opposes the prayer for bail
and submits that the victim housewife was subjected to torture
over demand of dowry and suffered unnatural death within two
years of marriage.
Having considered the material in the case diary and
bearing in mind the nature of allegations in the light of rival
submissions with regard to cause of unnatural death and in view
of the period of detention suffered by the petitioners as aforesaid
and as investigation is complete, we are inclined to grant bail to
Accordingly, the petitioners be released on bail upon
furnishing a bond of Rs.10,000/- each with two sureties of like
amount each, one of whom must be local, to the satisfaction of
the learned CJM, Burdwan on condition that the petitioners shall
appear before the trial court on every date of hearing and shall
not intimidate witnesses or tamper with evidence in any manner
In the event they fail to appear before the trial court
without justifiable cause, the trial court shall be at liberty to
cancel their bail automatically without reference to this court.
The application being CRM 316 of 2020 is disposed of.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)